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New Gaming Build ~ $1500

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July 1, 2012 5:17:46 PM

Hello forum

Recently I have been looking at new parts for a computer build. I am looking into getting into more of computer gaming, including games such as BF3, SC2, and many modern games.

I already have a 24" monitor, G110 Logitech Gaming keyboard, and a Logitech mouse.

I am working this summer and saving up for the parts. Is there anything you guys suggest or think I should replace?

Thank you!


Complete build:

http://i.imgur.com/60JDm.png



NZXT Crafted Series ATX Full Tower Steel Chassis - Phantom White

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003WE9WQO/ref=ox_sc_a...


Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 7200RPM 2 TB SATA 6 GB/s NCQ 64 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T3GRN2/ref=ox_sc_a...


EVGA GeForce GTX670 FTW 2048MB GDDR5 256bit, Dual Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, 4-Way SLI Ready Graphics Card Graphics Cards 02G-P4-2678-KR

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083Y6MV6/ref=ox_sc_a...


Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CRSM4I/ref=ox_sc_a...


Intel Core i5 3570K Processor 3.4 4 BX80637I53570K

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0E1K/ref=ox_sc_a...


Crucial 128 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT128M4SSD2

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2JKZI/ref=ox_sc_a...


CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-750TXV2

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MYFODI/ref=ox_sc_a...


Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI Dual LAN Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD5H

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007R21JK4/ref=ox_sc_a...

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July 1, 2012 5:39:08 PM

That looks pretty good to me - I say go for it.
July 1, 2012 5:48:17 PM

Yeah I'd first save a little money in some parts like the MB and PSU just so you can get more peripherals or just save money in general.

Check out my $1000 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
Either keep the GTX 670 or swap to the 7870. Both are great. Keep your 2TB drive.
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July 1, 2012 5:58:59 PM

aznshinobi said:
Yeah I'd first save a little money in some parts like the MB and PSU just so you can get more peripherals or just save money in general.

Check out my $1000 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
Either keep the GTX 670 or swap to the 7870. Both are great. Keep your 2TB drive.


I agree with aznshinobi here. Unless you plan on upgrading to SLI later you don't need that powerful a PSU. Ivy Bridge cpu's draw so little power its amazing and the GTX 670 is pretty darn efficient too. Thanks to 22nm and 28nm respectively PSU's like 750Watt ones only belong in dual-GPU builds in my opinion.
You could run that system on a 500 Watt PSU (Though I still would recommend something in the 600 range)

As for the motherboard you can probably save about $30-50 without missing anything.

That all being said, you did a good job picking out parts for your system. That hard drive especially is at a really good price.
July 2, 2012 3:26:59 AM

krazyjamus said:
I agree with aznshinobi here. Unless you plan on upgrading to SLI later you don't need that powerful a PSU. Ivy Bridge cpu's draw so little power its amazing and the GTX 670 is pretty darn efficient too. Thanks to 22nm and 28nm respectively PSU's like 750Watt ones only belong in dual-GPU builds in my opinion.
You could run that system on a 500 Watt PSU (Though I still would recommend something in the 600 range)

As for the motherboard you can probably save about $30-50 without missing anything.

That all being said, you did a good job picking out parts for your system. That hard drive especially is at a really good price.


Thank you for the suggestions. In the near future, I plan on adding another GTX 670 and run it in SLI. This build was made with the future in mind :) 

I might also swap the i5 for a i7, but I'm not sure if the $200 difference is worth it.
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